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Smartphones will soon have 256GB of storage thanks to Samsung

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Nextbit wants to solve the problem of storage anxiety on smartphones by using the cloud to ensure that you never run out of storage space, but Samsung has a more traditional solution: just give smartphones more internal storage. That’s easier said than done, however, because it’s not enough to develop a storage chip with a larger capacity, you need to ensure that the chip is also affordable, fast, and small. Fortunately, Samsung has risen to the occasion and developed its first 256GB storage chips for mobile devices, the company announced on Thursday. 

Consumers may never again have to decide which photos to delete from their phone or which songs to stream from the cloud, as Samsung has announced its first 256-gigabyte storage chips designed specifically for mobile devices. The new silicon takes advantage of the UFS 2.0 standard, which Samsung says makes them even faster than SATA-attached SSDs used in desktop computers. Sequential reads can reach 850 megabytes per second, with sequential writes clocking 260 megabytes per second. “By providing high-density UFS memory that is nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs, we will contribute to a paradigm shift within the mobile data storage market,” Samsung marketing exec Joo Sun Choi said in a release. “We are determined to push the competitive edge in premium storage line-ups – OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS – by moving aggressively to enhance performance and capacity in all three markets.” Samsung says that the chip itself is smaller than a MicroSD card, a clear win as space inside devices is increasingly constrained by thermal needs and the desire for larger batteries.

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Connor Livingston Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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